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MISSION & VISION

The Adams Theater is under development to become an accessible, inclusive, and multifunctional arts venue in Western Massachusetts. Its mission is to expand small-town cultural offerings, improve arts accessibility, and produce creative exchanges between visiting and local artists.

> The Adams Theater plays a leadership role in revitalizing downtown Adams, MA.

 

Built in 1937 to replace the burned-down Atlas Theater in downtown Adams, The Adams Theater was a cultural anchor that connected generations of local residents until its closure as a movie theater in 1967. Adams Theater LLC was formed in March 2021 with the goal of reviving the 12,443 sqft theater for year-round programs in multi-disciplinary arts, cultivating creative partnerships, and activating downtown.

> The Adams Theater collaborates with cross-disciplinary artists on community-engaging works.

 

The Adams Theater expands local cultural offerings through partnerships with regional and visiting artists. It is a physical and intellectual platform where cross-disciplinary thinkers and creators collaborate. 

> The Adams Theater brings diverse, inclusive, and accessible performances to local families & visitors. 

The Adams Theater is creating a versatile new auditorium that can host rehearsals, workshops, performances, and events. It focuses on accessibility to all demographics and promotes dialogues between different user groups.

TEAM

Founding Executive and Artistic Director: 

Yina Moore

Executive Advisory Board:

David Bissaillon

Bernie Pinsonnault

Brenda Burdick

Heather Linscott

Artistic Advisory Board:

Carolyn Brooks

Stacy Cochran

Pat Fietta

Caryn Heilman

George LeMaitre

Jodi Joseph

Susan Killam

Matti Kovler

Christopher Kuo

Melissa Silverstein

Nana Simopoulos

Will Schmenner

David Tochterman

Joe Wheaton

Director of Communications: 

Francesca Olsen

Director of Artistic Initiatives: 

Carolyn Brooks

Director of Development: 

Jodi Joseph

Technical Director: 

Reggie Carter

Executive Assistant: 

Lyn Pangilinan

Community Relations Manager

Dawn Martin

Facilities Director:

Stephen Stenson

Interns:

Finn Jolly, Julianna Salinovici

Past Interns: 

Cecilia Marszalek, Sascha Racela

KEY FUNDING SPONSORS

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LOCAL BUSINESS SPONSORS

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FRIENDS OF THE ADAMS THEATER

Robin Avery

David & Pamela Bissaillon

Marjorie Bissaillon

Brenda & Tim Burdick

Deborah Carter

Carol A Cushenette

Mary Ciuk

James & Sandra Daunais

John Duval

David Field

Patricia Fietta

David J Lipinski

Raymond Gargan

Nancy & Barry Garton

Jay Green

Danielle Gonzalez

Dan Hogan

Bernie Pinsonnault

George LeMaitre

Heather Linscott

Julia Marko

Arthur & Janice McConnell

Eugene Michalenko

Erin & Michael Mucci

David Nicholas

Joe Nowak

Howard Rosenberg

Alvin Ouellet

Robert Patterson

Pamela & Edmund St. John

Lynn & Dave Rhoads

William & Frances Riley

Stephen & Holly Stenson

Melissa Silverstein

Jerome Socolof

Don Sommer

Leah Thompson

Brian & Rachel Tomkowics

Joe Wheaton

William & Mary Whitman

Myra Wilk

Juliette Wilk-Chaffee

Amanda Zepka

Maria Ziemba

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